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Shekinah is a training programme for adults who wish to facilitate youth retreats or other youth ministry programmes with the aim of better engaging young people with their faith journeys. Graduates gain a Diploma in Spirituality, specialising in youth retreat facilitation.

The Shekinah youth retreat methodology flows from a dynamic relationship between facilitator and young person that attempts to invite the participant into an imaginative and creative faith experience. The Shekinah way begins where the young people are at on their journey, not where we would like them to be.

St. Patrick’s College Maynooth is the certifying body for accreditation of the course which is approved by the National Framework for Qualifications. Through Anita’s affiliation with this training programme, she will continue to receive supervisory visits from course coordinators.  A character reference can be obtained from the course founder and administrator, Jennifer Perkins, at Further information on Shekinah can be found on

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